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Andaman Cat Snake
Mildly Venomous
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Family: Colubridae
Genus: Boiga
Common name: Andaman Cat Snake
Scientific name: Boiga andamanensis (Wall, 1909)
Species: B. andamanensis
Adults: 0.85 m
Maximum: 1486mm (59in)
Toxin: Neurotoxic
Region: This species is fount in the Andaman islands of India

Description: Body is long, thin and laterally flattened. Scales are smooth. The head is distinctly broader than the neck; eye large, has vertical pupil; tail long. Pale reddish or grayish brown dorsal back, uniform, or with a series of dark brown vertebral spots or thin cross-lines. Dark colour usually on scale edges. Markings most distinct on forebody. Top of head with faint, dark brown or black lines. Upper lip scales white, the last few with thin black back edges. Indistinct black line from behind eye to angle of mouth. Underside white or yellowish, usually with a series of black spots on each side. Juveniles and sub-adults similarly patterned and usually dark orange above, paler below. Most scales on top of head vary in shape and size, and are distinctly larger than the upper body scales.
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